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piejimmy
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Hello. Could anyone explain please whether an individual joined No1 Commando in 1939 directly or would they have joined a different regiment and then been transferred? My Uncle James Smith was a member of No1 Commando but Army records cannot trace any details of him. Kind regards
Steven Smith
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Hi Steven,

The Army Commandos were formed entirely from volunteers from all the regiments in the Army - so yes your uncle would have been in a regular regiment or Corps and then volunteered for Special Service. He was only 'on loan' to the Commandos and when the Commandos were disbanded in 1947 most individuals returned to their parent regiment to complete their service and be de-mobbed...

When you say Army records cannot trace any details of him, where did you apply to?
Was it The MoD?
Or Forces War Records?
Or any of the other commercial, online, genealogy Search sites?

Nick

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Pete
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Hi Steven

I believe you are the same chap who has been in email contact recently regarding your uncle CSM Jimmy Smith after finding the page about him in the archive. For the benefit of others the link to the page is below. I am attaching another newspaper clipping here.

https://www.commandoveterans.org/JamesSmith1Commando

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Pete
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Steve

I should have added your uncle is no.309 in this panorama image of No.1 Commando in 1943, identified by his daughter Pamela.

https://gallery.commandoveterans.org/cdoGallery/v/units/1/panorama/Numbered+No1+Panorama_.jpg.html

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


**** nb. I no longer monitor the pm facility ****
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He is also named in this No.1 Commando concert programme

https://www.commandoveterans.org/1_cdo_concert_programme

Pete

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


**** nb. I no longer monitor the pm facility ****
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piejimmy
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Many thanks to everyone's help in replying to my request.
Kind regards
Steven James Smith
 
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